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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8616: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2016-766)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-8616: Security patch for curl (ALAS-2016-766)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
11/03/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/11/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

A flaw was found in curl before version 7.51.0 When re-using a connection, curl was doing case insensitive comparisons of user name and password with the existing connections. This means that if an unused connection with proper credentials exists for a protocol that has connection-scoped credentials, an attacker can cause that connection to be reused if s/he knows the case-insensitive version of the correct password.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-curl

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